Whisstock 55 Ketch Custom

US $250,000 Or nearest offer Finance
55' 0" - 16.77m
Family, Cruising
Vessel Location
Pangkor Marina, Malaysia Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material

Whisstock 55ft Aluminium Ketch. A proven blue water cruising yacht, fully equipped to explore remote locations. Easy to sail short handed, beautifully balanced under sail and with every little detail thought out below and above deck for when under passage or on anchor.

Lochmarin is a 55ft aft cockpit pilot house aluminium ketch, with a centre board (draft 6ft with contemplate up, 12 ft with it down), launched in 1990 by Whisstocks Ltd in Woodbridge England to a semi-custom design. She was built to Loyd's 100 A1 plus class standard and is strong, fast, comfortable, easy to handle by minimum crew and designed to be the perfect blue water cruiser.

She has been perfect for us sailing as a couple, with occasional visits from family and friends, but would also be a spacious base for family cruising.

Being a ketch she has many sail options: jib, staysail, main, mizzen staysail and mizzen sail allows one to create a large sail area using combinations of smaller sails instead of having two big difficult to handle sails on a sloop. This means that the two of us have handled her happily - indeed, when Phil was ill between Raja Ampat and Lombok, Sara did all the sail handling alone for over 1000 miles. Lochmarin is spacious but she is well set up for easy handling by minimum crew.

Lochmarin is currently on the hard in Pangkor, in the wonderful cruising ground of Malaysia. She can stay there as long as you like without any import taxes or duties, as she's a foreign flagged vessel. One great thing about Malaysia is that, as there's no cyclones, you can sail all year round going West first the back East with the change of monsoon. Indonesia, Borneo and Thailand are all within easy reach and there are Sail Malaysia rallies if you want to cruise in company. When you tire of Asia there's Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands to move onto or the wealth of the Indian Ocean.

When we first took over Lochmarin in 2007 she needed plenty of care and attention and she underwent a major refit. We followed this by replacing the engine and generator and updating all her systems in 2011 before heading off to live on her full time. Over 5 1/2 years of exploring the world we have invested hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on continuous improvements and on getting her set up to meet all the needs of off-grid living. The sun and wind, complemented by her Northern Lights generator, provides all the power needed for her systems. The 150 Litres per hour water maker and large capacity tanks means fresh water is never an issue. The completely rebuilt fridge and freezer, washing machine and brand new galley stove mean that the luxuries of life can be enjoyed whilst on anchor or passage.

With the SSB and Pactor modem you can keep in touch, with weather reports always available and emails easily sent and received you never have to feel isolated however far away family and friends are, as well as updating your blog as you go.

If you are looking for a boat that has been strongly built, designed by sailors for sailing, not just for sitting in marinas or on moorings, that is spacious, well equipped and tried and tested then you have found the right boat for you.

For many more details, layout, photos, videos and so on please go to:

http://www. Lochmarin4sale. Com (please delete the spaces in the web address- this website adds them automatically!!)

US $250,000 Or nearest offer    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Launch Year
55' 0" - 16.77m
15 ft
6 ft with centerplate up, 12 ft with it down.
25 tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Encapsulated solid lead keel (8 tonnes) with cast aluminium centreboard
Vessel Location
Pangkor Marina, Malaysia
Rego Expiry
Steve Dalzell
Whisstocks Ltd, Suffolk, England. Built to Lloyds Register Class 100A+ YACHT
Hull Material
Decks Material
14mm Teak laid Deck. Fully recaulked in 2011.
Perkins Sabre M92B diesel engine (fitted new 2011)
Engine Make
Number Engines
85 hp (64kW)
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
2232 hrs
Fuel Consumption
Approx 4.5 litres/hr
Max Speed
9 kts
Cruise Speed
7 kts at 1500 rpm
Shaft drive via AquaDrive Anti Vibration Unit. MaxProp feathering propeller.
Northern Lights 7kW
1540 litres
800 Litres
Main and mizzen awnings, main and mizzen sail covers, hatch covers.
Lochmarin has two forward guest cabins (double and twin bunks respectively) with shared shower and separate heads and a stern owner's ensuite cabin. She also has a pilot berth in the pilot house and an additional berth in the saloon if needed. The saloon is extremely spacious.
Radio / cassette player with speakers built into saloon and pilot house.
And has a galley perfectly designed for use at sea with large fridge and freezer custom built and installed in 2015 and a newly installed GN Espace Levante three burner with oven cooker.
Custom built large fridge installed 2015
Custom built large freezer installed 2015
New GN Espace Levante three burner with oven cooker.
Cathelco Seafresh 240V AC making 150 litres/hour of fresh water. Automatic 7 day flush when required
Hot Water
Hot and cold pressurised water system supplying all showers and taps via Jabsco ParMax 4 pump and Ac
Ground Tackle
104 lb main CQR anchor with 100 metres of 12mm hi strength chain( regalvanised 2017) on a brand new Lofrans x4 windlass just fitted. A secondary bower anchor comprises a 70lb Bruce on 20m 10mm chain and 80m of multiplait nylon warp which is deployed via a second Simpson Lawrence Seatiger manual windlass. A further 100m of 12mm chain is stowed in the bilge as backup or extension for deep anchorages. Further Danforth anchors and Kedges are also carried. For mooring in the deep fjords of Patagonia she carries 2 stainless reels of floating line fore and aft mounted on the foredeck and at the stern.
Bilge Pumps
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Life Jackets
Fire Protection
Three cylinders plus two automatic in the engine room
Lochmarin is fitted with a 24 volt DC system (with a number of 24v/12v dropper transformers where required), a 240 volt 50Hz AC system utilising either shore power via an Isolation Transformer or the onboard 7 kW Northern Lights generator. A 1600w/24V 40 amp Inverter provides AC power from the house batteries when required. To complement her 7KW generator she has 2x 200W and 2×75 W solar panels and a D400 wind turbine allowing us to be energy self sufficient when on anchor. House system batteries: 4 off 12V 290Ah Rolls AGM batteries connected in series-parallel providing 580Ah primary capacity at 24 volts (equivalent to 1160Ah at 12 volts)
Electronics / Navigation
RayMarine Integrated series G system(installed 2009) comprising: Chart Plotter preloaded with entire worldwide set of Navionics Charts at Chart Table; 4kW RayMarineDigital Hi-Resolution 48mile Open Array Scanner (on mizzen mast at crosstrees).

Full set of ST60 RayMarine Instruments comprising: Speed/Log; Depth; Wind Speed/Direction; Closehauled Wind
Instruments all located on forward side of cockpit (visible from Helm) and repeating via SeaTalk to Nav System

AIS: RayMarine AIS650 Class B Transceiver (2012) with dedicated GPS on coachroof and transmitting/receiving via dedicated VHF antenna. Output fed to integrated Nav System in Pilot House.

Forward Facing Echo Sounder: EchoPilot forward looking echo sounder with dedicated monitor (mountable in cockpit)

GPS: RayMarine primary GPS integrated within Nav System. Furuno GPS-32 secondary independent unit in Pilot House
Sail Inventory
All sails were checked and serviced in 2015 in New Zealand.

Fully battened main, 46.5 SQ M, 2009.
Fully battened mizzen, 15.8 SQ M, 2009.
Yankees, 64 SQ M, 2012 and 2009.
Staysail, 17.5 SQ M, 2009
Lightweight genoa, 85.1 SQ M, 2009
cruising chute 164.2 SQ M, (in sock).
mizzen staysail, 42.75 SQ M.
Heavy weather sails:

Storm trysail 9.3 SQ M (on separate track)
Hanked on storm jib 9.3 SQ M.
Mast / Rigging
Main mast is keel stepped and the mizzen is deck stepped with a supporting column underneath it. The rig was completely renewed in 2009 and comprises all stainless steel wires with StaLok fittings on both ends of each stay.
Deck Gear
Lochmarin's deep protected stern cockpit is followed by a bridge deck to the companionway and pilot house. She has a Raymarine below decks hydraulic autopilot (new pump 2017) which we use constantly for steering and a Monitor wind self-steerer for ocean passages.
For more details, pictures, videos see
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City / Suburb
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